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thedeadparrot ([personal profile] thedeadparrot) wrote 2010-04-15 05:21 am (UTC)

1. I not saying that all Mary Sue supporters love Mary Sue fic. I'm saying that Mary Sue supporters are saying things like: What the hell harm does it do for someone to write their ridiculous self-avatar?

What I'm trying to say is, this, this is what harm it does.

2. Yes, this is true. But I think there are some characters that we can get a fairly large consensus to agree to, and that, to me indicates that there is at least some area where the definitions overlap. Just because a term has fuzzy boundaries doesn't mean that it's completely useless.

3. I don't see how I ever said that WOC Mary Sues don't exist. I freely admit to having WOC Mary Sues that live in my head, and I'm sure plenty of other WOC have the same. I'm saying that the majority of Mary Sues tend to celebrate a type of power that is very much centered around society's idea of power (as is understandable), and I would like to see that examined and challenged more than it has been.

You are free to disagree with my definition/characterization of Mary Sues, but I'm not here to argue whether or not people should be allowed to write Mary Sues. I made my position clear at the top that I agree with the Mary Sue "supporters" on this particular issue. This post is my attempt to engage with Mary Sue as a construct. If you don't want to agree to my definitions, fine, but please don't imply that I am advocating shaming.

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